The Karmic Challenge: Week 24: Rose f**ks up big time

(by pressing Publish without checking – but I was starstruck!)

I think I’ve just been within ten metres of a REAL MOVIE STAR!! (two, actually)

Cause I just went to see Kath and Kim….WITH Kath and Kim!!!!!

This karma thing’s really working out for me – see, it’s not even Christmas and I’m already getting to hang out with share the same cinema with CELEBRITIES!

Here’s how it was.  Ms M and me, in a rarely seen mother-daughter bonding event, went to see Kath and Kimderella in the local cinema in a suburb not famous for the understated elegance of its residents.  Ms M bought a house sized bucket of popcorn and a drink the colour of baby poo which stood up inside the container as if but recently shat, and we settled in to enjoy the movie.

Just as the lights went down, in came ANOTHER mother-daughter duo, mum clad in skintight yellow lycra skirt and daughter in plastic jewel-encrusted pink tracksuit.

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I probably wouldn’t have recognised them, but at every humorous moment in the film (and a lot of other moments as well) one or both would let off this amazing peal of laughter, somewhere between the howl of a Big Brother contestant at full throttle and the cackle of a drunk lady pensioner on her hen’s night.  A quick glance behind us revealed that every time they did this, they both doubled over as if they were going to be sick over their crocs then leaned sideways into one another as if they hoped to merge into one, monstrous bogan temptress.

I still might not have recognised them if it hadn’t been for Ms M, who nudged me and said ‘I never knew K and K lived in Bindiwondonong!’.  Starstruck, we wandered through the emptying mall doing impressions of Kath (knees together ladies!) and Kim (think top model crossed with a duck) and scaring Indian trolley collectors.

So since I’ve obviously started getting the rewards of virtue already, I don’t need to mention that I stopped my car and rescued a really nice old dog from taking a stroll on a major road yesterday.  He hopped into my car as if taking a lift from strangers was all in a day’s work, sat in the back smiling and wagging while I rang the number on his dog tag, and then hopped out again and trotted behind his owner’s back gate, a really delightful passenger.  I wish my dogs were as polite as that – usually how I know they’re ‘out’ is that i hear yapping and then faint cries of help from whoever they’ve got bailed up in the car park.  If ever you see them, don’t run over them – they don’t really mean it.

Karma, it’s a funny thing.  I met a woman the other night, and within ten minutes of meeting her, she told me about her ex-drug addict-alcoholic sister, whose drug-addled adult kids were still dependent on her after overdoses left them minus most of their wits.  That’s karma, she said.  So, if the mothers’ bad karma is being visited on the daughters, whose karma was being visited on the mother? Is bad karma like original sin, there from the beginning? Or can you just start your own daisy chain?

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27 Responses to The Karmic Challenge: Week 24: Rose f**ks up big time

  1. El Guapo says:

    Good to see the karma is paying off for you!
    Not sure how the poo-drink fits in though.

    Sad story about the woman’s nieces and nephews. Something like that might go a little beyond karma…

  2. qiquan says:

    What a lovely deed to help the dog! Here is my best wish to you, a good karma!

  3. I’ve heard it’s worth a look… (the movie).. I’ll probably have to go with the daughter too, ’cause I don’t think my man will go… 🙂
    I remember watching Kath & Kel the night they appeared on ‘Dancing’; oh gosh; what can one say…! Ouch, that looked painful… 🙂 But, a lot of fun.. 🙂

  4. Somebody as virtuous as you deserves to be rewarded with fabulous movie star sightings among other things 🙂

    Your dog story reminded me of the dog we had when I was growing up. Peg considered herself the neighbourhood dog, and would take herself off on walks with anyone who happened to pass by. One day my dad was fuelling up his car in the next town, and he noticed a dog in the next car, trying very hard to look inconspicuous. It was Peg, who it turned out, was also hopping into the neighbours’ cars to accompany them on their errands 🙂

  5. Seb says:

    Wow. I never knew you were one of the glitterati!

  6. Nice gesture. Lucky pooch. Twice. Once for the ride and once for saving his little life. That must be karma x2.

    • yes, well, I’m going to have to get a little more out there than picking up a nice old pooch, before this karma thing’s done! CS has really gone out on a limb whereas me..still on the main branch.

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  7. Great post although I’ve never heard of K and K ha. I really believe that ‘what goes around, comes around’ I have nominarted you for the Lovely Blog Award 😉

  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wow, your karma riddle at the end – you addled MY brains!

    OMG, loving Kath ‘n Kim. I am going to send this link to Michael, The Heretic, so if he visits, you’ll know I sent him! He’ll love this, I think.

    Rose, I love the way you express your life. Love your writing 🙂

  9. The Heretic says:

    That was awesome! I hope to see this movie when it is released (Which I will have to buy as import, since nothing of the original version of this show was released in the States). I still have yet to watch the actual show in its entirety. Despised the U.S. version of the show.

    BTW. Hello, I am The Heretic/Michael.

    • Hi Michael! Well, don’t get your hopes up too high – I thought the movie was alright but not fantastic – but I love Kath and Kim the series, so – it was all good fun.

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  10. You have a good heart. Isn’t “daisy chain” a gay porn thing or something?

  11. shovonc says:

    I’m a little fuzzy on the details, but I don’t think karma gets transferred through relatives. As a kid, the main point I took home was that if you do too many bad things, you could come back as a cockroach. Like Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

    • Yep. I’m a bit fuzzy on the official details too, but I think karma is supposed to work itself out through many lifetimes. So I guess that could mean the kids cop it.

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  12. The Hook says:

    This was a fun post to read, or rather, to experience!
    Your joy leaps off the screen!

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